An 8-meter sculpture fashioned from girders reclaimed from the world trade centre site is to be erected on Potters Fields Park outside the new City Hall in London’s Southbank.
The sculpture designed by American, Miya Ando will incorporate girders from sections of the ruined skyscrapers. They have been donated by the New York Port Authority for the project.
This will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and be unveiled at the precise time of the atrocity, creating a permanent tribute to honour the attack’s 2,977 victims.
Says Miya, "Creating a public sculpture from the WTC steel is an incredible honor. My intention is to put forth an artwork that will respectfully honor those involved and affected by the events on September 11, 2001 as well as serve as a visual symbol for peace and tolerance.
It is my hope that by standing upright the fallen steel columns, I may evoke a quiet yet strong message of transcendence. That we as a collective consciousness may respectfully commemorate the memory of the events of September 11 and stand tall again, looking to the future with a message of tolerance and peace so that we may never experience such a tragedy again."